Regular Service Times

We welcome you to join us for one of our regularly scheduled services. Our schedule of services beginning August 24, 2015 is: Sundays 8:00 am Holy Communion 10:30 am Holy…

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VBS 2016 Registration Now Open!

Vacation Bible School 2016 is July 19-22! Vacation Bible School for children 2 to 11 (entering 6th grade) this summer will be July 19-22 from 9:15 am to noon. Register, pay and donate below. Adult…

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Choral Evensong

The Parish Choir sings its final Choral Evensong of the 2015-2016 Season at 4 pm. Music includes George Dyson’s Evening Service in D. Please plan to join us!

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Free Organ Concert: Nicholas Morris

Join us at 5 pm following Choral Evensong for an Organ Concert featuring talented young English organist, Nicholas Morris. Works will include: Alain: Litanies (JA 119) Duruflé: Prélude et Fugue…

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The Evangelist. AKA: the Self

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A Reformation theologian recounts an interaction he had with a well-meaning street evangelist a few years ago: Evangelist: “Brother, are you saved?” Theologian: “Yes.” (Not satisfied) Evangelist: “When were you saved?” (Exasperated) Theologian: “About two thousand years ago after a short walk from Jerusalem to Golgotha.” Do you see what happened there? A very important interchange took place. It was an interchange between two people who both agree on many things and are miles apart on other profoundly substantial things. I would like to contrast the two men’s emphases and take the next two weeks doing so. Part 1: The Evangelist. AKA: the Self The first man, the Evangelist, has a very definite emphasis on the self–the subjective. The intellectual seeds of this came about during the Renaissance and were really jump-started by Roman Catholic philosopher René Descartes’ statement, “I think, therefore I am.” It began taking hold of Protestant theology through Pietism in the late 17th Century (which began as Moravian, moved to Lutheranism, and was the major impetus behind Wesleyanism). The unintended focus is “me” and “how I’m doing.”  It…